December 26, 2004 in History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in History

  • A 9.3 magnitude earthquake creates a tsunami causing devastation in Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, the Maldives and many other areas around the rim of the Indian Ocean, killing 230,000 people.

Deaths in History

  • Jonathan Drummond-Webb, South African pediatric heart surgeon (b. 1959)
  • Marianne Heiberg, Norwegian mediator (b. 1945)
  • Sir Angus Ogilvy, British businessman, husband of Princess Alexandra of Kent (b. 1928)
  • Troy Broadbridge, Australian rules footballer, in 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake (b. 1980)